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Deposed Emir of Kano heads to Lagos



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Kaduna Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, said on Friday the dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, would head to Lagos from Abuja.

A statement issued by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, said El Rufai visited the deposed monarch in Awe, Nasarawa State, as a mark of solidarity.

According to the statement, the governor, who drove from Abuja to Awe town, “met Sanusi in high spirits, demonstrating his usual calm, poise, and regal-bearing” despite his removal by the Kano State government four days ago.

The statement read: “His Highness seems to have taken all that happened in his stride but reiterated his commitment to enforcing his fundamental human rights.”

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It said El-Rufai arrived in Awe shortly after a Federal High Court, Abuja, granted an interim order releasing Sanusi from detention.

“Sanusi and El-Rufai attended Friday prayers together in Awe, where the former Emir led the Jumma’at prayers. Hundreds of well-wishers lined up the road of Awe to hail His Highness on his way to the Mosque and back to his residence.

“The duo rode in Governor El Rufai’s car to Abuja, from where Sanusi II would proceed to Lagos.”

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